As part of its mission, CFR convenes meetings in New York, Washington, DC, and other cities where senior government officials, global leaders, and prominent thinkers come together with CFR members to discuss and debate major international issues.
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Richard L. Engel discusses how natural resources and environmental considerations are incorporated into global threat assessments, noting that climate change is a national security game changer. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.
Jendayi Frazer, Juergen Voegele, and Gary Weir flesh out the drivers of scarcity and security challenges related to natural resources in Africa, focusing on natural resource management. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.
See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Environmental Policy
Blake Clayton, Geoff Dabelko, and Greg Stone discuss natural capital accounting and valuing ecosystem services as key components in promoting sustainable natural resource management, while noting the role of technology in overcoming perceived natural resource scarcity. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.
See more in United States; Environmental Policy
Kerri-Ann Jones discusses the work that the State Department is doing internationally to aid conservation efforts. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.
Carl Levin discusses U.S. defense policy and ongoing national security concerns.
See more in Defense and Security; United States
Max Boot discusses his new book, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare From Ancient Times to the Present, as part of the Pritzker Military Library Presents series.
See more in Global; Wars and Warfare
Writer Maaza Mengiste and executive producer Tom Yellin discuss their new film, Girl Rising.
See more in Ethiopia
IBM chairman, president, and CEO Ginni Rometty discusses the use of big data and the ways in which organizations are learning to compete in a new landscape, as part of CFR's CEO Speaker series.
See more in United States; Technology and Science
A panel of experts discuss Iran's nuclear program.
See more in Iran
Moisés Naím and Fareed Zakaria discuss the transformation of power and what this means for U.S. primacy and how it conducts foreign policy.
See more in United States; History and Theory of International Relations
Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner discusses the Obama administration's human rights agenda, as well as global human rights challenges and opportunities.
See more in Human Rights
A panel of experts discusses U.S. drone policy.
See more in United States; Drones; Wars and Warfare
Experts discuss the state of the global economy and predictions for the future.
See more in International Finance; United States
Experts discuss China's leadership transition and its implications for U.S.-China relations.
See more in China
Ambassador Fredrick Barton assesses challenges facing his bureau stemming from conflicts around the world.
See more in Conflict Prevention; Middle East and North Africa; Terrorism; Asia and Pacific
Madeleine K. Albright discusses world affairs and her career in U.S. government.
See more in Diplomacy and Statecraft; United States
As the 113th U.S. Congress considers an overhaul of the country's immigration system, Task Force members Richard Land, Eliseo Medina, and project director Edward Alden discuss U.S. policy options and political prospects for comprehensive change.
See more in United States; Immigration
Experts discuss current issues in global governance, including how international institutions like the G20 can work together to tackle problems.
See more in Global Governance
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon discusses the challenges and responsibilities facing the international community today.
See more in International Organizations and Alliances
Experts analyze how changes in defense spending would affect U.S. military strategy.
See more in Defense Strategy; Defense Budget